Three new OUPblog posts by Oxford Bibliographies contributors are now available:
- By Ilan Stavans, author in Latino Studies:
"We caught up with Ilan Stavans, Editor in Chief of Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies, to discuss his recent New York Times editorial, the use of the Spanish language in the United States, and why Spanish isn’t a foreign language in the US. [...] You recently published a New York Times op-ed called “Trump, the Wall and the Spanish Language,” in which you suggest that “the Spanish language in the United States has suddenly become a tool of defiance.” Could you explain this further? [...]"
- By Manuel Bermúdez, author in Philosophy:
"The Essais are the perfect mate to accompany anybody, throughout all stages of life. It’s always interesting to explore Michel de Montaigne‘s life and his marvellous book: the Essais. Within his lifespan, Montaigne was able to find true friendship for himself and record its effects therein. Here we propose to navigate Montaigne’s approach to friendship. [...]"
- By Jaye Austin Williams, author in African American Studies:
"It has been nearly nine years since I moved to Southern California, after a lifetime in New York City as the adopted daughter and granddaughter of a Harlem-born and raised black family whose “roots” were in Richmond, Virginia (by way of the Middle Passage from, as author Dionne Brand describes it in A Map to the Door of No Return, “the door of no return”). I visit the city a couple of times a year, to check in with loved ones and to do research. One particular visit there not long ago brought with it a riveting encounter. I took the subway up to Harlem for a visit to the late Dr Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre. [...]"